24 August 2009
Obscur F/W 2009

Summer's not quite over, but I already know what jacket I want this winter. It's by a Swedish line I've covered a few months back called Obscur.

Richard Söderberg's dark and broody line has just shipped to stores worldwide, including Berlin's Darklands and their online eShop Komakino.

The Fused Cotton Coat with Articulated Arm, which you can see here, is perfectly simple, well-contructed, frayed at the edges, but not too frayed. The design perfectly balances well-tailored with deconstructed, not letting either take too much away from the other. It's remniscent of collections by designers like Rick Owens, Raf Simons, and Margiela, but Söderberg manages to be influenced but not derivatice, which is comendable. And let's not forget, the price point of Obscur, while not cheap by any means, is spot on given the craftmanship, the creativity, and the effort that has gone into the line.

Check out pics below from the Fall/Winter 2009 collection. Don't forget to check out Obscur's site, where you'll past collections; and check out the full range of styles available online at Komakino. I'm not sure where it's available in New York. Perhaps Atelier, although I don't see it listed on their site.

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